Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Treasures of a secret garden......

Each garden has a secret life of its own.
Heartbeats and wing beats.

Creatures that crawl, scurry and creep.
Creatures that fly and burrow. We only see a tiny part of what goes on and, if we are able to act the part of the silent watchers........
we will find our own lives enriched by the daily drama of other creatures.

19 comments:

  1. And those heartbeats and wing beats have a purpose and a niche to fill that is perhaps as important as our own lives. We are all connected but many of us don't feel that way.
    Marnie

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  2. I do so agree with Marnie. Lovely post Cheryl - beautiful photos - you are clever as well as wise!

    Jane x

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  3. Marnie....beautifully put. I feel totally connected to nature. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.

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  4. Hi Jane......tku, you are very kind.

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  5. If only I had opened my mind wider at a much earlier age what might I have seen with so much happenning in the blink of an eye. Lovely little treasures that form an important part of the natural world all around us. FAB.

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  6. I love the last photo, it's as though the bug is saying "Who, me? Oh, OK, I'm ready!"

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  7. I love the bug connection. They have such a beautiful environment in your garden. I like the way the last bug is speaking to you. What a tale his thoughts could tell.

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  8. Hi Cheryl..this my second try to comment on you post yesterday and todays...interruptions...!!
    I just loved yesterdays post so serene and peaceful with the rain on the first two photos just fabulous so unique!! Froggy sure has a big smile....he looks real happy to have the rain!!
    Todays is so right on the mark!! Some people just seem to skim the surface never looking beneath the petal...leaves...to see what goes on there!!! The last photos has that little reddish colored bug who looks like he is about to give a speech to his fellow bugs friends from his high perch!! : }

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  9. Thank you all for your generous and kind comments.......

    Grammie, I always find it a little sad that insects seem to frighten many people. Woman run and men swot. If only, for one moment, they would stop and think about what they are doing. Insects are the most important part of the food chaing........education, on this subject, for the next generation is one of my passions.

    I love the last photograph as well.....

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  10. Lovely photos of delightful creatures... even the tiniest has much to tell... and we have much to learn ;)

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  11. What a lovely post, Cheryl! I have to thank you for teaching me to appreciate these small creatures and to understand their purpose in the cycle of life. I haven't looked at "bugs" in the same way since I started reading your blog:)

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  12. Everytime I see the creatures in my garden and try to capture them...I think of your "Safari Sunday" meme. Cheryl the queen of little creatures. You're the best !

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  13. I really love that last picture! And as ever your writing is wonderful!
    Dan
    -x-

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  14. Such a lovely post, Cheryl. The world around us is teeming with life and most haven't a clue how precious it is, and how precarious the balance.

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  15. Hi Cheryl, love the new blog. I too am thinking of starting over again. I have been going through a lot of turmoil in my life. Why I don't know, but it happens.
    All I know is that you are a very beautiful person with a beautiful heart. Please don't lose touch with me. And I won't lose touch with you. If I change my blog I will let you know, although it may be passworded because...... I don't know how I will be able to leave you a message.

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  16. Dear Cheryl,
    We love the bugs....all of them! Even the ones that eat our vegetables....like you said they are so important. Almost the bottom of the food chain, bacteria is also very cool! Being one with the bugs is wonderful. I am also honored to have lots of good bugs about. There IS a secret garden that opens her gate when we take the time to look. So much to learn too. The bugs have much to teach. I am learning about bio-mimicry. I would love to live as sustainable as the bugs do.
    Gorgeous photographs. "Hello" to your dear bugs.
    Sherry

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  17. Tku Carolina-moon......yes, it would be good to stay in touch. Please do let me know the details of your new blog, if you decided to make the changes......

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  18. Dear Sherry, Sorry, yes of course, I quite forgot bacteria. Tku for the gentle reminder.

    I have spent many hours this week taking a close look at all that is going on around me. I forgot about housework and other chores....I needed me time, and it was great, to just be at one with the bugs......

    Hope you are well and happy............

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  19. I agree with Rose - I don't look at bugs the same way any more. That last pic is delightful! What is that little bug trying to tell you?

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